Voyage voyage – Paris is always a good idea.
Thanks to Abby Ingwersen, we spent a day in Champ de Mars, just in front of the Eiffel Tower, and got some stunning shots.
Coming back to Paris was…wow, everything feels the same and feels like home. I pushed my luggage through the crowds of Châtelet, breathed in the familiar air fill with cigarette smoke, and stumbled upon hundreds of street corners cafés. “Prends un verre avec moi?” was still my favorite French phrase I say to my friends.
Ah, Paris Paris, where everything moves so fast yet feels stagnant. I remember studying here last year when I felt a big difference between this city and New York. In Paris, you slow down your pace. I would say that the Parisian pace is just perfect – you give yourself enough rest to recharge and reflect, and in return you become more creative and get more work done during the time your gears grind.
When you slow down, Paris give you the time to connect genuinely with other humans in which there is no business incentives or benefits involved. In New York, we say “oh I connect with this person for business, I am making friends and doing business at the same time.” In fact, aren’t you just making yourself busier and sacrificing a chance to genuinely connect with this person? The most valuable lesson I learned is that you should appreciate the existence of those around you regardless of what they do, and I know that they appreciate me too, as friends called and texted me to meet up during my time there. I am thankful for all who were there for me.
So what happened when I was in Paris was – I got an eyebrow embroidery so my brows looked extra dark as it was scabbing at the time… Other than that, I changed my hair to part from the middle – kind of a throw back to the 70s pop star hair to match this 70s fashion outfit in a bold plaid jacket by Opening Ceremony x Esprit and an ochre merino wool sweater by Rag & Bone. I topped it off with a nearly walnut color cashmere scarf by Uniqlo and matched with these All Saints Pico Trousers.